Be careful, Oba of Lagos warns Senate

Oba Rilwon Akiolu
Oba Rilwon Akiolu

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has warned the Senate against attack from “angry and hungry” Nigerians.

The monarch spoke when he hosted the Minister for Health, Isaac Adewole, in his palace on Monday.

“There is still room for improvement and I appeal to them to do what Nigerians want because the way we are going, I will not pray for a situation where Nigerians will rise and go attack them in the Senate as it is getting to that stage as Nigerians are hungry and angry,” the traditional ruler said, in a short video made available to PREMIUM TIMES.

“Let me make it loud that majority of right thinking Nigerians are annoyed with them on the recent decision to sit on certain matters.”

The monarch did not state the matters he had in view to have fired the warning.

But as it relates to the health sector, the Senate recently launched a probe into availability of drugs, said to have been in the European Union, in the Nigerian market.

In a non-health related matter, the Senate also‎ recently approved financial autonomy for local governments, a move strongly opposed by proponents of true federalism including a pan-Yoruba socio-political group, ARG.

Mr. Adewole was in the Igadugaran, Isale Eko Palace of the Mr. Akiolu to solicit his support for the Coordinated Warehouse Centre in Lagos and the National Drug Distribution Guidelines, under which the government proposes that drug sellers in a community will operate from one location.


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  • George

    Yeye moron oBA WHOSE SON is a arms robber he is only announce because the Senators rebuked Fashola a former governor who used Lagos State money to built him unmerited palace.

  • David Adenekan

    Who is fooling who in this country? The Oba of Lagos should just limit himself to his traditional roles as the custodian of our traditions and values. Enough of using his traditional rites and position to undermine our democratic system. The last time Oba opined that only Tinubu, Ambode and himself will be left to determine the fate of over fifteen million people living in Lagos State and not the electorates in 2019. He vehemently declared there is no vacancy for the governorship seat in 2019. This Oba is not adding any value to our democracy. Please tell this Oba to leave our senate to perform their constitutional functions and contrary to his personal view this senate has the strong backing of the right thinking Nigerians. This oba will never support local govt autonomy in Lagos state because the Oba and his God father had arbitrarily used the control of local government administration by the state apparatus to perpetually enslave the people of Lagos state. I am also dissapointed by ARG assertion that local govt autonomy will violate true fedralism. Are we now saying what is been practice by all these power hungry and corrupt governors is true federalism? What is stipulated in our constitution is three tier of government.

    Please ARG stop doing the biding of your pay master and join the call for true democracy by given power back to the people at the graas root. Your pay master already told us what we have in Lagos state is not democracy but civilian government; and to allow true democracy to thrive will be a suicidal for all of you all who are enemies of the people. The real enemies of the people that angry Nigerians will rise up against are the likes of Oba Akiolu of Lagos and his god father not the senate who just woke up from their slumber to defend and fight for our democracy to thrive; and the simple logic and rational behind what this senate have done is to give power back to the people and enough of baba sope (impostion and god farherism) at the detriment and development our country. Kudo to the leadership of Saraki and every member of the senate that stands on the side of history and prosperity. Long live Saraki and long live federal repulblic of Nigeria. Saraki carry go!!!!. You have the strong and popular backing of true democrats. It is well with your soul because there is nobody that God in His mercy cannot used. God is using you to truly direct our democracy to the right path that will work for all asundry.